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Old 05-01-08, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by walterT View Post
I am in the process of getting a Giant XTC bike, my height is 5-11 and inside leg about 31.5”, the frame size I had mind was M 18”.

However looking at the Giant XTC geometry page:
and converting the dimensions to inches gives the standover height of even the XS frame to be just over 30”. Bearing in mind that a lot of people seem to say that you should allow yourself about 3” or more standover clearance, it seems that you would have to have pretty long legs to give yourself enough clearance to fit even a XS size frame – surely this cant be right.
What's 31.5"? Your pants inseam? That would seem reasonable for someone your height. If so, your total leg length, including shoes, is certainly a bit longer than that...a couple of inches, maybe. A "medium" (stand-over height = 31.4") would give you a couple of inches clearance in that case.

By the way, your link is screwed up.
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